India needs to learn from Japan in order to modernise its primary education system, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during a visit to the Taimei elementary school on Monday morning.
Also, India needed to learn “moral education” and “discipline” from the Japanese system of education, especially the methods used towards these ends.
Calling on teachers here to come to India and teach Japanese, Mr. Modi said there was a dire shortage of Japanese language teachers in India. Already, the Prime Minister pointed out, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools had started teaching Japanese in India.
Mr. Modi was also of the view that Indian students would study Japanese language courses online if they were on offer.